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We are pleased to announce that we are going to have the following prestigious keynote speakers:
Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of the Cabinet of Ms Neelie Kroes, European Commission VP for the Digital Agenda
Mario Campolargo, Director Net futures, DG Connect, European Commission
Pilar del Castillo, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the European Internet Foundation
Alissa Cooper, Chief Computer Scientist at the Center for Democracy and Technology
Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Lab, University of Cambridge
Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission
Martin Hynes, Chief Executive, European Science Foundation
Andrea Matwyshyn, Assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, Wharton School
Pablo Rodriguez, Internet Scientific Director and Head of the Barcelona Lab at Telefonica Digital
Dr. Buhr is an economist and computer scientist and since 2010 member of the cabinet of Digital Agenda Commissioner and EU Commission Vice- President Neelie Kroes. Among others, he advises the Commissioner on ICT research and innovation policy, high performance computing and hardware, standardisation, data protection, interoperability policies as well as the European Cloud Computing strategy. He previously dealt with antitrust and merger control investigations by the Commission, such as the Microsoft antitrust case and the Oracle/Sun Microsystems merger.
Mario Campolargo is the Director of the Net Futures Directorate of European Commission’s DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect). Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Center of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. Mr. Campolargo has a Degree in Electrical Engineering by the University of Coimbra, a Master of Science in Computing Science by the Imperial College London, a Post graduate in Management by the Solvay Business School in Brussels and a European Studies Diploma by the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.
Pilar del Castillo
Pilar del Castillo Vera is a Member of the European Parliament from Spain and chairs the Board of Governors of the European Internet Foundation. Minister of Education, Culture and Sport from 2000 to 2004, she was elected to the national parliament at the 2004 General Election representing Granada Province but resigned in July 2004 when she was elected to the European Parliament in the European elections of 2004 for the first time. She is a member of the Partido Popular (People's Party) which is in turn a member of the European People's Party. She is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (including Libya).
Alissa Cooper is the Chief Computer Scientist at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Her work focuses on a range of issues including consumer privacy, network neutrality, and technical standards. She conducts research into the inner workings of common and emerging Internet technologies, and seeks to explain complex technical concepts in understandable terms. She has testified before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission and writes regularly on a variety of technology policy topics. She currently co-chairs the Geographic Location/Privacy working group (Geopriv) and serves on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). She is also a member of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) technical working group and the FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee. Alissa moved to the Washington area after completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University. There her work focused on computer security issues and their policy implications.
Prof. Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Lab, at the University of Cambridge, and is a fellow of Wolfson College. Until the end of September 2001, he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science University College London. He graduated in Physics from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1979. He received an MSc in Computing in 1981 and a PhD in 1993, both from UCL. He received the ACM SIGCOMM award in 2009. He is a fellow of the ACM, a fellow of the British Computer Society, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE, for which he is on the Kobayashi Technical Field Award Committee, and chairs the Internet Technical Field Award Committee. He runs the Communications Innovations Institute, a multi-disciplinary collaboration between MIT, Cambridge, UCL and the Oxford Internet Institute economists, engineers, lawyers, social and computer scientists, which seeks to see how the impact of disruptive technologies can be factored into the communications and computing business arena, and comprehended by regulators and other government agencies.
Dr. Urs Gasser is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Executive Director. Before joining the Berkman Center in this capacity, he was Associate Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he led the Research Center for Information Law as Faculty Director. Before joining the St. Gallen faculty, Urs Gasser spent three years as a research and teaching fellow at the Berkman Center, where he was appointed Faculty Fellow in 2005. At the Berkman Center, he was the lead fellow on the Digital Media Project, a multi- disciplinary research project aimed at exploring the transition from offline/analog to online/digital media. He also initiated and chaired the Harvard-Yale-Cyberscholar Working Group, and was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in the 2003/04 academic year. Urs Gasser's research and teaching focuses on information law and policy and the interaction between law and innovation.
Professor Anne Glover was appointed as the European Commission's first Chief Scientific Advisor on December 5, 2011. Professor Glover provides, directly to the President, advice throughout all stages of policy development and delivery, and regular updates on major scientific and technological developments. Professor Anne Glover served as Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland from August 2006 to December 2011. Professor Glover holds a Personal Chair of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, and has honorary positions at the Rowett and Macaulay Institutes. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a member of the Natural Environment Research Council, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Martin Hynes BE, MBA, C.Eng., F.I.E.I., has been Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation since 1 January 2012. Prior to this, he was Executive Director at the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology - IRCSET. He was formerly Senior Science Advisor with the Science Foundation Ireland and a Senior Policy Analyst with Forfás, the national policy and advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation. His experience lies in policy formulation and he has an excellent record of innovatively executing policy decisions. Hynes has considerable commercial experience having mentored private sector start-ups. He also worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in senior management positions.He has also served as a non- executive Director for a number of private and public companies and currently acts on the Governance Committee of DERI.ie.
Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a leading authority on commercial and consumer privacy law, corporate information security regulation and technology law focusing her work on legal and social implications of information technology and data security. She is an assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department in the Wharton School and an affiliate of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Dr. Pablo Rodriguez is the Internet Scientific Director and Head of the Barcelona Lab at Telefonica Digital, where he leads the systems and networking research team. He is also an adjunct faculty professor at the department of computer science at Columbia University, New York. Prior to Telefonica, he worked at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, where he developed the Microsoft Avalanche P2P system and helped design and analyze very popular services, such as Windows Updates, FolderShare, or Xbox live. During his early research career Pablo worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell-Labs, NJ where he designed wireless data acceleration solutions and new content distribution systems. During his career he was also worked as a software architect and developer for various startups in the Silicon Valley including Netli (acquired by Akamai), Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo!) and Tahoe Networks (now part of Nokia).
The full programme will be announced on March 4th. Please refer to the 'Call for Papers' and 'Submission' sections for details on submitting.